Terk made the transition from art educator to artist more than a decade
ago. Her initial studies were at the Art Students' League in New York City. In 2005, she began studying classical drawing,
figurative work and portraiture at Studio Incamminati with Nelson Shanks.
Terk has since engaged in a variety of projects
that encourage the rethinking of social constructs. Beyond Clean (2010-2011), a multi-media collaboration, explores object
value relationships and the ritualization of cleaning as a contemporary answer to the Japanese tea ceremony. There For You
(2011-2014) is a series of portraits of breast cancer survivors and their audio stories recorded in her studio during the
portrait sessions. Terk was honored to become Resident Artist at White Oak Conservation Center from 2012-2013, where she
completed a series of portraits of some of the world's most endangered species. She was subsequently chosen to be Artist
in Residence of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival during the 2013-2014 season. This recent body of work is an exploration
of the underlying elements that connect classical music and painting.